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Text for Page 182 [04-28-1860]

          A sure indication of unchastity.
good-humored, sensible, plump wife is a
notable woman of business and makes more
money than her husband.        Of course Mrs.
Morse takes all the credit of this to herself,
having taught her.       Mrs. Mason is going to
live at Fordham during �Dick�s� absence.   They
have no children, are never likely to have;
Mason�s early debaucheries the reason.    Mrs.
Morse talked about her sister Margaret,
once Mrs. George Brown, visiting her,
recently, Mrs. M. saw Charley Damoreau,
who came thither for or with his good old
maiden sister, who still maintains a foolish
intimacy with the once wife of her dead
and red-headed brother.            Mrs. Morse
says she �cut� Charley.   She always speaks
disparagingly of him, now, as does Lotty;
who told me, privately, that from the out-
set of their �engagement� Charley endeavored
to seduce her.             Her charges of this sort are
so common that I should attach but little
importance to them, though Charley�s conceit and
salacity might have provoked him to the attempt.
He aroused her antagonistic selfishness by a 
proposition that she should sing professionally
for their mutual profit, when married: I
have heard her return again and again to this.               
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